Everyone’s favourite electric mouse made headlines recently after a Pikachu costume unexpectedly deflated part way through a dance routine at the Pokémon World Festival 2017 in Incheon, South Korea.
After opening with Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk, the lead dancer shuffled forward to take the spotlight but, as the number continued, the fan-driven costume soon malfunctioned. That resulted in the head starting to deflate, prompting a staff member to rush to help.
The problem was, security nearby didn’t realise who he was and rushed to intervene. As he continued to guide the dancer away from the other performers, more security guards continued to swarm in although, thankfully, he was able to explain who he was and what he was doing before they decided to tackle him.
The saddest part, though, was that they tried to help the dancer return to the performance once the costume issue had been sorted, only for it to deflate again as it rushed back.